Our Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program offers you a comprehensive classical curriculum in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, coupled with training in how to balance an Eastern medicine approach with Western medicine—preparing you for a successful career in oriental medicine! Now is the perfect time to take the next step towards becoming an oriental medicine practitioner, so fill out the form to your right to request more info today.
"Even though there were acupuncture schools in Chicago, I chose to commute to Lombard because National had a real campus and offered an integrative medicine environment. It also had a flexible schedule and a cadaver lab, which the other schools couldn't offer. I’m happy I made this choice."-Greer Nesbit, MSOM
"Within the first day of being in-clinic in China, I was so relieved because National prepared me amazingly. I knew everything I needed to know that they were doing in China."-Cherlyn Coplon, MSOM
The demand for alternative methods of health care is on the rise due to the increase in the prevalence of chronic disease, coupled with an increased desire on the part of health-conscious Americans for alternatives to traditional Western medicine.
So, the career outlook for oriental medicine practitioners has never been brighter—which means there has never been a better time to invest in earning an oriental medicine degree from a top oriental medicine school!Start Your Journey
The average mean annual wage for diagnosing and treating acupuncture practitioners is $89,600 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Acupuncture is increasingly becoming part of the main health care industry and many hospitals and treatment centers across the United States are incorporating integrative medicine practices. In fact, 42% of the hospitals offering complementary and alternative medicine provide acupuncture and other forms of oriental medicine as an outpatient service to their patients.
For more than 110 years, NUHS has been the leader in integrative teaching, training and treatment. What makes us different?
At National University, students earning their Master of Science in Oriental Medicine have the opportunity to treat patients collaboratively within an integrative clinic, working with DC and ND interns. The institutional focus at National University is on collaborative learning, encouraging students to become colleagues rather than competitors.
Oriental medicine students also have the opportunity to serve a clerkship at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, earning real world experience in an integrative medical setting.
At National University, oriental medicine is reinforced with science and anatomy. Our unique curriculum allows students a one-of-a-kind experience in anatomy learning through dissection of a human cadaver.
The anatomy curriculum encourages the study of the relationship between acupuncture points and the human anatomy.
Faculty at National University are international leaders in the field, committed to training students in the treatment methods and philosophies of traditional oriental medicine.
That’s why our program incorporates apprentice-style learning so that you can learn via direction transmission of knowledge and skills from our faculty members.
The Chicagoland area is home to one of the largest health care communities in the country with over 120 hospitals and hundreds of area clinics, giving you countless opportunities to pursue a career in complementary and alternative medicine.
Prior to graduating from our Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program, students will have the opportunity to take advantage of unique internship opportunities such as in the Veterans Clinic or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Our large integrative care clinic and extensive Chinese herbal dispensary ensures outstanding clinical training. The gross anatomy laboratory allows you to learn western anatomy and eastern meridian theory through hands-on dissection of a human cadaver.
You will also have access to the on-campus Learning Resource Center, one of the region's largest health science libraries, and modern classrooms utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as interactive video and SMART boards—giving you the tools and experience you need for a successful career in oriental medicine!
We believe in bringing together professionals from a broad range of medical specialties for the benefit of patients and the healthcare industry as a whole. By earning an oriental medicine degree from NUHS, you’ll be ideally suited for the growing number of integrative practice opportunities.
If you’re passionate about pursuing a future career in oriental medicine, it’s time to take the next step—earning your degree from a top oriental medicine school. Contact us today!